Four of the most dangerous Afghani prisoners in US custody recently escaped. Pretty pathetic. But in the Muslim world where conspiracy mongering is the norm, some believe that the Americans let these guys out to be double agents. The Americans, of course, denied it. What I don't understand is why.
Why not deny it, but subtly hint to its truth? Worst case scenario, they don't believe us and we're no worse off a position. Best case scenario, they do believe us and they kill them. What do we have to lose?
Here's a link to a picture of those who got away (can't get the picture to upload). If I met those guys in a dark alley, I be pretty scared.